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Virgin Gorda

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About Virgin Gorda

The third-largest of the British Virgin Islands, Virgin Gorda brims with natural beauty, and is a perfect destination for lazy beach days or outdoorsy adventures on land and at sea. Pleasantly underdeveloped despite its popularity, the island offers a good selection of accommodation options, including simple self-catering villas and exquisite luxury hotels catering to a whole host of budgets. Many of the best places to stay in Virgin Gorda are small and intimate, ideal for a laid-back Caribbean escape.

Virgin Gorda’s main appeal is its unspoilt landscape, best discovered on foot, by bicycle or on an off-road driving tour. Hike through the verdant interior to the top of Virgin Gorda Peak for spectacular views, or spot abundant wildlife on winding walks through expansive National Parks. Right on the coast, the giant granite formations of The Baths are the BVI’s best known landmark, and well worth visiting. If you’re into snorkelling, kayaking, sailing or scuba diving, there’s heaps to see, too. The Wreck of the Chikuzen, originally a Korean refrigerator ship and now home to an impressive array of marine life, is a particular highlight for divers. Beloved by sailors, movie stars and billionaires, Virgin Gorda boasts a surprising range of bars and eateries — some of which promise a classic Caribbean beach bar experience, brilliant for a sandy-toed sundowner or two.

Whether you’re dreaming of a family-friendly spot right on the marina, a private hideaway or an extensive resort with world-class facilities and activities, the best places to stay in Virgin Gorda promise striking sea views, as well as easy access to the island’s lush centre and its dazzling beaches.

The Best Places to Stay in Virgin Gorda

For Luxury

  • Rosewood Little Dix Bay is a gorgeous resort tucked amidst palm trees on a hillside overlooking a striking half-mile stretch of brilliant beach. Come for the superb spa, vast array of watersports, lively kids club and wonderfully secluded location. Among the top resorts in the region for elegance and luxury.

For Families

  • Guavaberry Spring Bay is a comfortable collection of self-catering villas with up to five bedrooms. Great for groups or families, the villas boast full kitchens, large verandahs, ocean views and an idyllic location close to The Baths, a world-famous natural wonder. The barbecues are a lovely touch. A well-priced pick for big family trips!
  • Mango Bay Resort is a brilliant beachfront choice for groups or families. Book an individual room or a whole contemporary villa, depending on the size of your group, and enjoy access to a beautiful beach, as well as heaps of water-sports — from sailing to snorkelling. There are nature hikes and off-road drives for adventurous visitors, too. A fun, flexible base for the whole family.

For Sailors

  • Bitter End Yacht Club promises a magical waterfront escape for sailors and seafarers. Colonial-style cottages offer striking sea views and direct access to the marina, where you can moor up, take sailing lessons, go fishing or try a whole host of water-sports. A laid-back classic.
  • Leverick Bay Resort is a colourful, family-friendly spot perfect for the sailing crowd. The 14 hillside rooms and suites are bright, with tropical prints and rattan furnishings, as well as very affordable. Kick back at the lively restaurant, spa and beach bar after big days out on the water. There are mooring facilities in the marina too.

For An Apartment Or Villa

  • If you'd prefer a self-catering option, we suggest that you visit our online partner Booking.com.

Travel Information

  • Fly to Virgin Gorda Airport via another Caribbean hub, such as nearby Puerto Rico or St Maarten, with larger airports offering international connections. Once on Virgin Gorda, hop into a taxi or rent a car.
  • Virgin Gorda is perfect for exploring by road! Contact our online partner Rentalcars if you would like to hire a car.
  • With balmy temperatures averaging at around 26 - 30°C throughout the year, Virgin Gorda is a lovely tropical destination. Book well in advance if travelling during peak season (December to April), and avoid the hurricane season (June to November) if you can.

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    Best Hotels in Virgin Gorda

    • Leverick Bay Resort Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands 8 rooms from £125

      Exclusive offer  -  Quote The Hotel Guru when booking
      Families  -  Suites have large kitchens/living rooms for family dining, plenty of child friendly activities and hotel entertainment
      Sailing  -  Seafarers are always welcome at Leverick Bay Resort & Marina. Hotel offers a full service dock
      Local markets  -  Nautical Gallery in hotel - hand crafted jewelry, art and gifts in the Caribbean
      Tennis  -  Two courts in the grounds
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      Recommended by  -  Fodors

      Family friendly hotel with marina. Colourful rooms have rattan furniture, large bathrooms and balconies. Outdoor pool, tennis courts, mooring facilities and spa treatments. Superb and lively restaurant serving international cuisine. Laid back, jolly and ideal for sailing fans. See More

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    • Guavaberry Spring Bay Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands 12 rooms from £125

      Hideaway  -  With kitchens and living rooms to whip up your own meals, a very secluded spot with white sandy beaches on your doorstep
      Sights nearby  -  To the south lie the fabled "Baths", a spectacular phenomenon of tranquil pools and caves formed by gigantic boulders
      Views  -  Some villas have wonderful view across the Caribbean to other small islands
      Great walks  -  Along Spring Bay
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      Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers

      Charming self-catering villas set amid spectacular gardens. Spacious suites have full kitchens, beamed ceilings and large verandahs. Lush gardens with massive rocks & bougainvillea galore, and direct beach access. Peaceful, relaxed and perfect for independent travellers. Excellent value too. See More

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    • Mango Bay Resort, British Virgin Islands Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands 26 rooms from £152

      Beach Life  -  Secluded bay, large hidden verandahs, full kitchens to take it at your own pace, watersports close by
      Swimming Pool  -  Only with larger private villas
      Tennis  -  Courts a short drive away
      Sights nearby  -  The Baths
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      Recommended by  -  Fodors, Frommers

      Six elegant villas on an idyllic beach, divided into smaller units, offering flexible accommodation. Contemporary decor with Italian furniture and there are large outdoor terraces for lounging or dining. All units have BBQs and outdoor showers. Direct access to an unbeatable beach. See More

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    • Oil Nut Bay Virgin Gorda 88 rooms from £468

      Private villas  -  Offering some of the most exclusive villas in the BVIs; think elevated pools, sky-facing terraces & every contemporary mod con
      Total relaxation  -  Although there is much to do, this is also a great place to simply sit back & relax in idyllic settings
      Families  -  The ultimate multi-generational spot with Kids Club, vast multi-room villas & activities for all ages
      Beach Life  -  The private beach delivers on Caribbean fantasies; expect crystal clear water & perfect white sand
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      Mega-exclusive 300-acre beach resort on Virgin Gorda's eastern tip. Immense villas & contemporary chic suites are set amongst verdant grounds with incredible sea views; almost all have private pools. Luxe touches include Fendi Casa decor, personal butlers & private chefs. Perfect for all the family. See More

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    • Rosewood Little Dix Bay Virgin Gorda 80 rooms from £656

      Active Holiday  -  Endless activites from sailing and fishing to yoga and tennis, there is something at this resort for everyone
      Families  -  Extensive and excellent kids club for both younger and teenage children; large family suites
      Romantic Break  -  Palm-lined beach, outstanding spa, romantic beachfront dinner and gorgeous gardens
      Beach Life  -  Lounge on the resort's exclusive pristine beach
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      Recommended by  -  Fodors

      A luxury resort set within the palm trees of Virgin Gorda. Chic rooms with earthy colour palettes, outdoor showers and balconies. Enjoy the pool, half a mile of pristine white beach, Rosewood Spa and a water-sports centre. Fantastic range of cuisine from farm-to-table to local Caribbean fare. See More

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